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Poster: aibek Date: Sep 26, 2013 9:16am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

1) Concerning books at least, it is not “natural”, for why are there no non-US efforts similar to IA. In particular, where are the German books? Upto a hundred years ago, German was the language of scholarship, and Germans are rich. So where are the German books? (Apparently, out-of-copyright German scholarly books are only to be found on IA.)

2) IA has set the standards (and good ones) for efforts in this direction. When others do follow, they will have a much easier time. So, for example, if sponsors want to watermark all pages, they would be pointed to the restrained behaviour of IA sponsors.

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Poster: syzygos Date: Oct 5, 2013 2:49am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

If anybody is interested in early Swiss prints (mainly 16th century) take a look at this growing collection (currently over 18,000 titles): http://www.e-rara.ch
The quality of their scans is outstanding.

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Poster: Nemo_bis Date: Nov 6, 2013 1:49am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

Someone should download them all and upload to archive.org! Any taker? :)

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Poster: aibek Date: Nov 6, 2013 10:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

“Systematic storage of parts of the content in electronic form on other servers requires previous written consent of the e-rara project management.”

http://www.e-rara.ch/wiki/termsOfUse

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Poster: Nemo_bis Date: Nov 6, 2013 11:13pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

So it seems they are trying to use the database rights. I don't know if they are really enforceable in USA, but especially a non-EU user has nothing to fear when uploading them here on archive.org, at most they'll send a DMCA.

The nice alternative you have is writing them pointing out the benefits of public domain and the recommendations of Europeana. http://pro.europeana.eu/public-domain-content

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Poster: DFJustin Date: Sep 27, 2013 7:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

I don't know about Germany, but France has a very substantial online library (466,527 books, over 2 million other documents): http://gallica.bnf.fr/

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 30, 2013 4:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 5 Million Texts!

germany does have a program:
http://www.babs-muenchen.de/index.html?c=projekte_babs1&;l=en
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Aktuelles-aus-der-Bayerischen-Staatsbibliothek.14+M57d0acf4f16.0.html

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2013-09-30 23:44:27